Music in Brazil

Oxford University Press

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Alt. Part # 0195166841
UPC Code 9780195166842
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Music in Brazil Global Music Series By John P. Murphy Book and CD 173 pages;Part of the Global Music Series which introduces world music with the focus on how people make music meaningful and useful in their lives.Music in Brazil covers a wide spectrum of music including samba, bossa nova,
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Music in Brazil Global Music Series By John P. Murphy Book and CD 173 pages;Part of the Global Music Series which introduces world music with the focus on how people make music meaningful and useful in their lives.Music in Brazil covers a wide spectrum of music including samba, bossa nova, Tropicalia, and MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira); regional traditional and popular music; Brazilian rock, rap, and elctronica; and such genres as sertaneja (similar to country-and-western music) and brega (sentimental pop)., The book is organized around the themes of unity, diversity, cosmopolitanism, and verbal artistry. For example: samba's major part in annual Carnaval celebrations,regional genres of music; connections of music and aspects of Brazilian culture, especially language and gender.; Includes illustrations, guided listening activities, and a 60-minute audio CD containing examples of the music discussed in the book, many of which are the author's field recordings.Contents:I. Music and National Identity, 1. Samba, Brazil's National Music, 2. Projecting Brazilian Identity Nationally and InternationallyII. Music and Regional Identity, 3. Expressing Afro-Brazilian and Indigenous Identity, 4. The Sound of the Northeast, 5. Expressing Southern Brazilian IdentityIII. Musical Cosmopolitanism, 6. The Innovative Music and Scene of RecifeGlossaryReferencesResourcesIndex
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